Full Committee Hearing

An Economy that Works For Everyone: Investing in Rural Communities

Date:   Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Remote

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet REMOTELY to conduct a hearing entitled, “An Economy that Works For Everyone: Investing in Rural Communities. The witness will be: Mr. William J. (Bill) Bynum, Chief Executive Officer, HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation, Hope Credit Union, Hope Policy Institute); Ms. Stacy Mitchell, Co-Executive Director, Institute for Local Self-Reliance; Ms. Marcia Erickson, Chief Executive Officer, GROW South Dakota; The Honorable Affie Ellis, Wyoming State Senator, District 8; and Ms. Kathleen Sgamma, President, Western Energy Alliance.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - OH)
  2. Ranking Member Patrick J. Toomey (R - PA)


  1. Mr. William J. (Bill) Bynum
    Chief Executive Officer
    HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation, Hope Credit Union, Hope Policy Institute)
  2. Ms. Stacy Mitchell
    Co-Executive Director
    Institute for Local Self-Reliance
  3. Ms. Marcia Erickson
    Chief Executive Officer
    GROW South Dakota
  4. The Honorable Affie Ellis
    Wyoming State Senator
    District 8
  5. Ms. Kathleen Sgamma
    Western Energy Alliance